Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments

Locals know Barney’s Corner as a gas station, but early on it was much, much more.
I believe this matchbook cover comes from around the 1940s. Back then there was food and dance.
Barney was Keith Malcom’s brother …

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1924 – Elementary School Teacher Blanche
December 31, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
1924 – Elementary School Teacher Blanche

These photos come via Kay Christensen Davis and her cousin Neil Christensen. Kay’s great Aunt Blanche Christensen was a school teacher in Eatonville, and these pictures were taken in and around 1924.
“The pictures were from …

Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now
December 30, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now

The Gateway Inn has been part of the local landscape for decades, located just outside the park entrance.
Here is a shot of it in the 1950s (judging by the cars). I love the signs over the …

War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)
December 29, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)

This check was issued by the State of Washington to the town of Eatonville on January 31, 1945. It represented monies from the War Liquor Tax Fund (WLT), which I believe is much the same …

Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910
December 28, 2016 – 10:28 pm | 4 Comments
Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910

One hundred and six years ago, December 25, 1910, this postcard was mailed off from Ashford, Washington, to a friend in Orting.
What struck me was that there was someone at the Ashford postoffice on Christmas …